Ford has released UK prices and specifications for the new 2005 Focus.

On sale from 1st January 2005, prices for the new Focus start at £10,895 – lower than the previous generation – although prices model-for-model are higher.  Five-door models are generally £600 more expensive than three-doors, while estate versions add £850.

The range is said to offer class-leading dynamics, increased kit levels with new technologies, improved safety and a new quality interior.

The range starts with the base Studio model, which effectively replaces the current CL.  The Studio includes ABS, headlamp levelling, central locking, driver, passenger and side airbags, 60/40 split rear seats, alarm and electric front windows.

Next up the ladder is the LX, which starts at £11,945 for the 1.4-litre petrol three-door.  In addition to the base spec of the Studio, the LX adds curtain airbags, air conditioning, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, remote central locking and CD stereo with steering wheel mounted controls.

The Sport offers front fog lamps, alloy wheels and a leather steering wheel and starts at £12,220 for a 1.4-litre petrol three-door.

The Zetec range start at £13,095 for the three-door 99bhp 1.6-litre petrol or £13,695 with air conditioning.  A 143bhp 2.0-litre petrol three-door is available for £14,195, while the 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel is priced from £14,395. All Zetec models get body-coloured mirrors, larger 16-inch alloys and a trip computer.

The luxury Ghia models further add cruise control, front fog lights, quick clear windscreen, rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights.  Prices start at £14,670 for the 99bhp 1.6-litre petrol five-door or £15,970 for the 108bhp diesel. The 2.0-litre petrol is £15,770, while a 133bhp diesel is available from £16,770. The Ghia is not available as a three-door.

The Titanium forms the top of the range and adds part-leather sports seats, 17-inch alloys and a single slot CD/MP3 player. Prices start at £14,925 for the 113bhp 1.6-litre petrol three-door.

Technology available on the options list includes KeyFree system, Bluetooth technology, voice control system, rear seat entertainment, adaptive front lighting, solar reflect windshield and power adjustable pedals (Summer 2005).